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A Dental Filling Might Be Used to Treat a Single Surface Cavity

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Each of your teeth depends on the healthy structural integrity of the tooth enamel to perform its role in biting, chewing, or processing the foods you consume. When chronic poor oral hygiene and persistent plaque acids build up in the mouth and area of demineralized tooth enamel could potentially foster a cavity.

This might start out as a minor change in the surface texture of a tooth, followed by increasing sensitivity and discomfort. If you have noticed anything abnormal with one of your teeth, you should have it examined as soon as possible at Szmanda Dental Marathon’s dental offices.

If the area of tooth decay only affects a single surface of a tooth Dr. Paul Szmanda might be able to treat the tooth with an amalgam or composite dental filling.

This mode of treatment begins with Dr. Paul Szmanda numbing the tooth and local gum tissues. Then he will carefully extract all traces of decayed tooth enamel. This also involves creating the proper surface texture needed to securely bond the dental filling in place.

A composite dental filling is typically used to treat a single surface cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile because it can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. Amalgam dental fillings are more common for treating cavities on a back tooth. They are created from a blend of dental grade metals.

If you live in the Marathon, Wisconsin, area, and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 715-443-2247 to have it treated and repaired at [practice_name’s dental offices.